aarpThe AARP website provides an entire section on helping those over 50 with advice about changing careeers, help for laid-off workers, resume help, finding work abroad, severance packages, best employers, etc., etc.

http://www.aarp.org/money/work/

Summer Jobs For Teens

April 2, 2009

We hear it’s pretty tough out there for teens who are starting to look for summer jobs. Keep your chin up and persevere because your efforts will pay off. If you haven’t already, check out summerjobs.com for potential employers. And don’t forget about internships at state and federal government agencies. Good luck!

http://www.summerjobs.com/

http://www.studentjobs.gov/

http://www.das.state.ct.us/exam/default.asp?ctportalPNavCtr=|27230|#27232

Attention Job Seekers

December 23, 2008

The wonderful librarians over at the Chesire Library have put together a list of online help for job seekers. Sites included can help with career planning and finding jobs in Connecticut and across the U.S.

Don’t forget to check out the materials available to you through the LION libraries on the subject of job hunting, including how to write great cover letters and resumes, improving interview techniques and how to find the best job for you.

http://cheshirelibrary.org/databases/jobsontheweb.html

http://catalog.lioninc.org/search~S29?/djob+hunting/djob+hunting/1%2C68%2C625%2CB/exact&FF=djob+hunting&1%2C327%2C

If you’re just starting a new job, and if you’re new to the job market in particular, here’s a website provided by Aetna and the Financial Planning Association that can help explain those inevitable health benefits issues. All About The Benefits was put together to help define the options so you can determine what the best choices are.

http://www.allaboutthebenefits.com/

The Bureau Of Labor Statistics, a part of the U.S. Labor Department, produces the Occupational Outlook Handbook and makes it available online for free. If you’re looking for information about hundreds of different types of jobs, this is an excellent resource. The Handbook will tell you: the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job and working conditions.

http://www.bls.gov/oco/

Looking For A Job?

April 2, 2008

The Federal government has a one-stop website that lists their available jobs and provides employment information. You can search by job title and keyword as well as where the job is located.

http://www.usajobs.gov/

U.S. Citizenship Help

February 29, 2008

Thanks to Mary Engels at the Middletown Library Service Center for the information about this website: It’s an amazing resource for immigrants and people and organizations serving the immigrant population. If you have immigrants in your community who are looking for you to help them find information about life in the United States you need to take a look at it.

You can find out about:

Immigration and Citizenship

Education and Childcare

Healthcare and Families

Government Benefits

Employment

Finance

Where to learn English

http://www.welcometousa.gov/